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November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.


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As the east coast grapples with several feet of snow, here on the west coast, and in particular, the Highland Senior Center, we prepare to golf. Our 25th Annual Golf Tournament will be held next month, on Thursday, April 16th. East Coast - Shoveling snow. West Coat - tapping in a birdie.

Applications are already and player divisions are filling up fast, but there are still some slots availableso sign up soon. There is the Regular Division, the Senior Division, and the Law Enforcement Division. The tournament will again be held at the San Bernardino Public Golf Course and promises to be filled with blue skies and lots of prizes, so mark your calendar.